Dragon’s Den Star Hilary Devey dies aged 65: Millionaire businesswoman passes away in Morocco


Dragon’s Den Star Hilary Devey dies aged 65: Millionaire businesswoman who starred on hit BBC show passes away in Morocco after long battle with illness

  • British businesswoman Hilary Devey had an estimated net worth of £80million
  • A spokesperson for the Dragon’s Den star said she had been ‘ill for some time’
  • She was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to the transport industry and charity

British businesswoman and star of Dragon’s Den Hilary Devey has died at the age of 65 after battling a ‘long illness’. 

The agent of the entrepreneur said that the Bolton-born multi-millionaire died in Morocco at her holiday home on Saturday night.

A spokesperson said that ‘she had been ill for some time’.

Ms Devey, who was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to the transport industry and charity, rose to fame on the BBC Two hit series Dragon’s Den, and became a popular figure after demonstrating her matter-of-fact approach.

British buisnesswoman and star of Dragon's Den Hilary Devey has died at the age of 65 after battling a 'long illness'

British buisnesswoman and star of Dragon’s Den Hilary Devey has died at the age of 65 after battling a ‘long illness’

She has appeared on various other TV shows, including Secret Millionaire in 2008 when she donated £70,000 to Back Door Music Project and the Syke Community Centre in Rochdale.

The 65-year-old had an estimated net worth of over £80million, and made her fortune by launching palletised freight network Pall-Ex.

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